01-Sep-2014 - The US FDA import ban imposed on Apotex in 2009 was legal and the firm was not treated more harshly than generics rival Teva according to a State Department arbitration panel.
29-Aug-2014 - BTG has received approval from the China FDA for a liver cancer treatment which uses its hydrogel product DC Beads.
29-Aug-2014 - Biopharmaceutical firm Merck Serono will make small molecule drugs at the new plant it is building in China according to a company spokeswoman, who told us the firm will supply both local and international markets.
29-Aug-2014 - A candidate Ebola vaccine that uses Immunovaccine's formulation technology has stopped cynomolgus monkeys from catching the disease in a preclinical study.
29-Aug-2014 - Baxter International has donated intravenous fluids to aid organisations treating Ebola infected patients in Liberia and Sierra Leone.
28-Aug-2014 - Poppies will continue to be the main source of industrial opiates long-term according to GSK, despite a recent breakthrough in efforts to produce it in GM yeast.
28-Aug-2014 - Pfizer is rumoured to be eyeing up Actavis three months after failing to woo AstraZeneca in a $120bn megamerger, but what would such a deal bring to the Pharma Giant? In-Pharmatechnologist investigates.
28-Aug-2014 - Dr Reddy’s Laboratories says accusations by the US Government’s Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) that it violated childproof packaging rules could cause significant losses for the company.
26-Aug-2014 - A US FDA reinspection of Alexion’s Rhode Island facility hit with a warning letter last year has resulted in a Form 483 with three observations.
26-Aug-2014 - Patheon has received approval from the DEA to bulk manufacture the schedule I product Gamma Hydroxybutyric Acid (GHB) from its facility in Cincinnati, Ohio.
26-Aug-2014 - EMD Millipore has been contracted to supply raw materials to the Samsung Biologics plant where ingredients for BM-S’ anticancer monoclonal antibody Yervoy (ipilimumab) are made.
26-Aug-2014 - Drug quality and standards organisation USP has joined a campaign to raise awareness about the risks posed by illegal online pharmacies.
25-Aug-2014 - Argentina decided to allow Indian drug imports after inspecting just five of the country's 793 manufacturing facilities according to documents released this week.
25-Aug-2014 - Our weekly round-up of the bright young things and big cheeses in pharmaceuticals.
25-Aug-2014 - Roche has bought InterMune for $8.3bn (€6.3bn) and says it will continue contracts with Catalent and two API suppliers for the manufacture of its lead product Esbriet (pirfenidone).
25-Aug-2014 - EFPIA (European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations) and EGA (European Generics Association) have released comments suggesting specific changes to the EMA’s draft guidance on stability data for manufacturing changes.
22-Aug-2014 - GE Healthcare has said it plans to relocate operations in New Jersey to its new Massachusetts life sciences headquarters.
21-Aug-2014 - US FDA approval of the inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) asthma drug Arnuity will help offset declining sales of the off-patent bestseller Advair, says GlaxoSmithKline.
21-Aug-2014 - Indian manufacturer Claris Lifesciences has had its injectable drug manufacturing facility in Ahmedabad approved by the UK MHRA.
21-Aug-2014 - Ben Venue Laboratories will remain inactive says new owner Hikma as it looks to optimise its injectables manufacturing network.